Paper Adventures Blog Hop – Poinsettia Place Bundle

What a blessing to be asked to be to be a guest designer for Paper Adventures blog hop today! I had a pretty full week with classes and remodeling going on in our home, but I didn’t want to pass up this opportunity! Thank you for inviting me to participate in this fun blog hop, Paper Adventures team!

The theme of the blog hop was “packaging”. They didn’t restrict the projects to any certain theme, but how could I pass up the opportunity for creating a Christmas theme? I have fallen in love with the Poinsettia Place Suite, even though I don’t create a lot of floral and elegant type projects. This project seemed to come together nicely. I was so glad our theme was packaging because I need a lot of these type projects to get me through the holiday season that will soon be here!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are so fun to decorate for packaging. You know us paper crafters – it’s all about the PACKAGE! You can fit many of our Note Cards & Envelopes (in the Annual Catalog) inside this box. This would make a beautiful gift filled with Christmas cards, or even thank you cards for after Christmas! You could coordinate the cards by using more of the Poinsettia Place Bundle products!

I like to mix gold and silver in jewelry, but for some reason, when it comes paper crafting, I don’t like to mix those two colors. I wanted to use the Beaded Pearls on this project, but I wasn’t crazy about the silver on them when I had more of a gold-themed proejct. I discovered that you can color on the outer edge of the pearls with our Bronze Blends and it turns to a golden color!

I used our Gold Foil Sheets for one layer of the poinsettia, and for the two small gold bands. I ran them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder. I love the look of that embossing folder on the Gold Foil Sheets!

All of the stamping on this project was done using the Versamark Pad, then embossed in Gold Embossing Powder using our Heat Tool. I fussy cut the gold embossed Merry Christmas Sentiment. I used many Dimensionals on this project to give a lot of POP to my layers!

Here is a PDF to help you with dimensions for the paper covering the box: Poinsettia Gift Box

I hope you are enjoyed this project, and look forward to the rest of the blog hoppers! I am confident you will get some great ideas for packaging your treats and gifts! Next on the HOP is Siobhan’s project. Her link is below.

Last Day to Sign up for Stamp a Stack!

These are the cards we will be making! 3 designs, 4 of each!

Don’t forget today is the deadline to sign up for the Christmas Stamp a Stack Class!

This class is offered to my online customers (to go) OR local gals! Click on the link below to find out how each

You will also receive the following FULL PACKAGES of products to use on the cards!

  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series paper
  • Dimensionals
  • Whisper White Envelopes
  • Linen Thread
  • Pearls

In addition, you will receive PDF instructions and all the supplies cut (and embossed/punched) for the 12 make and takes! NOTE: No stamping will be done for you per Stampin’ Up policy.

There are also discounted optional add-ons if you would like to make the projects exactly as I do. Otherwise, feel free to use your own supplies from your stash.


Please click below for more information and pricing structure.

Stampin’ Up Awards PLUS a Country Home Christmas Card VIDEO!

This is always hard for me to do, because I don’t like to draw attention to myself! Yet, I LOVE how Stampin’ Up rewards and acknowledges those who enjoy this paper crafting business as a job! I personally want to thank all my customers and team who have helped me achieve these awards this year with Stampin’ Up! I am so honored and blessed to have the BEST JOB ever! Paper crafting is my passion! I have been a demonstrator for 14 years and never dreamed my hobby would turn into a business like this!

This is the one that is most near and dear to my heart, there are over 55,000 demonstrators and I was recognized #93 in the world! THANK YOU AGAIN so much for supporting me and helping me achieve this!

Here’s a project for you to enjoy, this is a Country Home Christmas card!

I made a video to help you create it! Click on link under photo.

If you are interested in any products, please visit my Stampin’ Up website and use the November Host Code on the right side of this screen!




Fall Maple Cookie Treat

Here’s a little Thanksgiving treat – these maple cookies fit perfectly in the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes! This would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Disney Card Featuring Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set

Today’s card features an awesome birthday stamp set called Happiest of Birthdays. So simple to crank these out, your LITTLES will LOVE it!

You can watch my YouTube video and learn how to make this by clicking on the link below. I added a few more embellishments after the video was done LOL so be sure to see the PHOTO!